Nova Drift distills the mechanical depth and strategy of an ARPG into classic arcade space combat. Control an endlessly evolving biomechanical ship, face legions of strange and deadly foes, and ride the wake of a dying star across the void.
About The Game
I don’t like Path of Exile. You might wonder why I even mention this, given the game I’m reviewing is Nova Drift. Well, the problem I have with Path of Exile is that it’s a game with a massive skill tree which exclaims “experiment with me!” and then proceeds to make rerolling and respeccing your skill tree as obnoxious, slow, and annoying as possible.
This brings me to Nova Drift. Here we have a game where the entire point of the game is trying to theorycraft awesome builds capable of breaking the game’s balance, allowing you to make an overpowered spaceship capable of tearing through endless waves of enemies.
The difference is, because it takes SO long to make a new build in Path of Exile, Nova Drift becomes tedious and grindy, whereas in Nova Drift, combining all these awesome skills together to make a fun build for your spaceship takes you only about thirty minutes of experimentation.
The two games are completely different, but their underlying nature is the same.
This is why I consider Nova Drift a wild success. Nova Drift has one singular point and it has refined that point to perfection. Nothing else I’ve played has come close to nailing this try-out-different-builds functionality in such a smooth and well-balanced manner as this game.
If you guys buy this game, make sure to go to the Developer’s Discord and join the experimental branch. You’ll get a new update for the game every few days, each one reworking stuff in new and fun ways. It ensures the game never gets stale. Chimeric has been working on for over five years, and he’s in it for the long haul.
OS: Windows 7 or higher
Processor: 1 Ghz CPU
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 250 MB available space